Originally Posted by drummerchick435
I never thought about that. but what's wrong with having an obsession?
The word obsession is a little extreme, but as mentioned, dedication and passion are good things.
As long as drumming is part
of your life, and not your whole
life, you'll be able to maintain a personal balance. Once you demonstrate that you have a healthy perspective on drumming, your mom will feel more comfortable with it. But it's not going to be an overnight transformation for either of you. Give it some time. Patience is necessary here, as it is in many aspects of life.
There's also the possibility that your mom will continue to have a problem with your drumming pursuits anyway, and you may have to wait until you're out of the house in order to do more of what you want. In any event, it's certainly not worth stressing the relationship you have with her. You only have one mother.